These folders are just what I needed -- a bright, clean white color with a glossy finish, at a good price. I find that they give a nicer, more professional look than matte paper folders. Because they're white, fingerprints and smudges aren't super-visible they way they are ondark-colored glossy folders. The material is perhaps on the thinner side, but they're sturdy enough for my purposes. If you need folders that will hold up to being stuffed full and getting carried around a lot, I might suggest looking for a heavier-weight product.